The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has asked Kem Sokha, acting President of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), to appear at the court on July 25 for clarifying the earlier violent protest led by the party.

Under the summons dated July 16, Kem Sokha will be questioned about his responsibility as one of CNRP leaders engaging in the demonstration at the Democracy Square on July 15.

The move came up after five parliamentarians and one youth leaders of CNRP were arrested and detained at Prey So prison on July 16 in the charges of leading illegal protest, inciting law violations and masterminding the plot to cause violent situation.

CNRP-led protest with an aim to remove barriers around the Democracy Square , turned violent, resulting in 10 protesters and 38 policemen injured.-VNA